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Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!

Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!
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Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!

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English


Episodes

118: Nuclear Wessels...in Alameda!

1/14/2019
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Short pod. Mike talks about his epic trip to Alameda. Stop by [our Facebook page!](https://www.facebook.com/IJWTTAST/)

Duration:00:10:37

117: Orville Reviews! Plus DS9! ENT! TNG!

1/6/2019
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Mike is joined by his son (TNG) so they can break down and discuss the two new Orville episodes "Ja'loja" and "Primal Urges." PLUS! They talk about the DS9 episode "Badda Bing, Badda Bang!" comparing it to The Orvillie's holodeck episode. AND! They talk about the TNG episodes, "Suspicions," and "Cause and Effect." and Dr. Crusher as amateur sleuth! THEN! They discuss the ENT episode "Proving Ground," and Shran's effect on the series. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!!

Duration:00:55:31

116: Deep Dive - The Trouble with Tribbles!

12/23/2018
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Mike digs into the hilarious and iconic episode "The Trouble with Tribbles!" Hey! Check out [Our Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/IJWTTAST/)

Duration:00:55:31

115: 2018 Trek Year in Review!

12/21/2018
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It's been a year of ups and downs for Star Trek. Mike, The Doctor and Chief Engineer Jason sit in a business center of an airport hotel and dissect that very year for your amusement! [Our Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/IJWTTAST/)

Duration:00:36:41

114: Short Treks, Long Drive! Our review of the Short Treks!

12/7/2018
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Mike (@Mikemccafferty), The Doctor (@Flibadip), Chief Makiaris (@JasonMakiaris) and Matt "Stompie" Thompson load up in a shuttlecraft (The Doctor's Lexus) and drive back from Mike's birthday celebration in the Final Frontier (Yosemite). They record an impromptu podcast in the car (with GREAT audio!) about the first three Short Trek episodes. Plus, Half pies! Hey, stop by our Facebook page for even more cool stuff!

Duration:00:23:34

113: The Final Frontier(sman)!

12/6/2018
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For his birthday, Mike is joined by The Doctor (@Flibadip), Jason, Tony and Matt (Stompie) Thompson at The Frontiersman AirBnB in Yosemite National Park. They play TNG poker during the pod and talk about Star Trek V: The Final Frontier! What could be better?!!

Duration:01:09:14

112: ARMIN SHIMERMAN (QUARK) INTERVIEW!

11/17/2018
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Quark is in the house! 18 years ago Mike worked with the amazing and kind Armin Shimerman. On this ep, they reunite! It's a fabulous, far reaching conversation about Star Trek, Quark, Shakespeare, acting, and teaching. NOT TO BE UNHEARD!

Duration:01:32:50

111: Go Climb a (Vasquez) Rock!

11/8/2018
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In this short ep, Mike climbs Vasquez Rocks, location of many, many Star Trek episodes, and one of our podcasts. It's on the climb that he relates some disturbing news and perhaps gains...insight?

Duration:00:15:21

110: DS9 vs. VOYAGER! Smackdown!!!

10/19/2018
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Friend of the Pod David Mikalson drops by to help Mike and Kiernan with an epic Versus battle between the crew of DS9 and Voyager. Tuvok or Odo?! Bashir or The Doctor?! JANEWAY OR SISKO?!!! WE FINALLY ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS!!!

Duration:01:29:58

109: Review of DISCO Short Trek - Runaway. PLUS! Drunk night recap!

10/6/2018
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Discovery is back with the first in the series of short episodes. Mike, The Doctor (@flibadip) and Jason breakdown the episode and tell you if it's any good. PLUS! We visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Star Trek IV locale) and tell you if it's any good! FINALLY! We go over one of the darkest and drunkest nights of our lives. ALL FOR YOU!

Duration:00:48:36

108: Cold Takes with George!

10/3/2018
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Star Trek does not wait for babies! It's been almost 2 years and 70 episodes since we last checked in with friend of pod George Edelman. Not our fault, he was too busy raising/making babies! But with the recent birth of his second child, Mike checks in with George and discovers (Discoveries?) that George hasn't seen ANY new Trek (or Orville) in the last 2 years. No matter! George is always full of pointed opinions, informed or otherwise!

Duration:00:49:49

107: The one TAS episode you HAVE to watch - Yesteryear

9/12/2018
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Mike does a deep dive on arguably the best episodes in the animated series, "Yesteryear."

Duration:00:39:42

106: DS9 - "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" - A Father and son experience!

9/8/2018
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Kiernan gets Mike to rewatch the seventh season DS9 epsiode "Take Me Out to the Holosuite." Mike had mixed feelings about it 25 years ago, but through his son's enjoyment, finds new love for baseball!

Duration:00:26:36

105: Voyager - "Scorpion" Part 1 - BUT WE'RE ALL SCORPIONS!!

8/27/2018
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Mike is haunted by the parable of the Frog (Fox?) and the Scorpion that he heard years ago in the third season episode of Star Trek: Voyager. But as he watches the episode and researches the parable (fable), his world slowly unravels! The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Crewman Jason do NOTHING to help him!

Duration:01:06:41

104: The Drumhead - A Deep Dive

8/14/2018
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Mike's concern with present day issues sparks him to rewatch the classic episode The Drumhead. He finds both troubling and encouraging similarities to our current social and political climate. But he also makes a surprising connection to recent events in his own life.

Duration:00:45:34

103: Jean-Luc Picard is BACK!

8/7/2018
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The biggest news in a long time dropped this weekend at the Star Trek Convention in Vegas. Mike, The Doctor and Jason discus Patrick Stewart's epic reveal that he's returning to the role that defined a generation of Star Trek. PLUS! A deep dive into the Aladdin music for kids! AND! We talk about exploding pigeons! WHY LISTEN TO ANY OTHER PODCAST??!

Duration:00:48:05

102: 2018 Comic-Con wrap up DISCO, Orville and Klingon Lifestyles!

7/27/2018
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The Doctor and Mike go over everything Star Trek at the 2018 San Diego Comic-con. Included are Discovery's trailer and panel, The Orville trailer, the Klingon Lifestyle show and Mike dressed as a Star Trek dinosaur for this manager's party!

Duration:01:27:22

101: All Good Things Must End...in WINE!

7/9/2018
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Mike, The Doctor (@Flibadip) and Kiernan (kiki.mccafe) travel down to Callaway Winery, film location for the TNG finale "All Good Things" We visit the exact spots (see our FB page for pics), and talk about vineyards in TNG, including a brief discussion of the TNG episode "Family!"

Duration:00:42:42

100: Our 100th Episode EXTRAVAGANZA!

6/26/2018
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Extra hosts! Special guests! Cavernous recording location! For the 100th episode, Mike is joined by The Doctor (@flibadip), Jason, Abed Geith, Kiernan McCafferty and returning TOS guest Karl Held ("Return of the Archons") It's a chaotic, freewheeling discussion, completely in line with what this podcast is. PLUS! We visited the Tillman Water Reclamation center - AKA Starfleet Academy. AND! listen to the first and last lines from the first podcast! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!

Duration:01:14:48

99: Time's Arrow - KIM HATES MARK TWAIN!

6/15/2018
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This week we tackle the second part of the TNG episode Time's Arrow. Don't worry, you didn't miss part one, Mike just didn't want to talk about that episode. The good news is that The Doctor (Kim Miller) is so irritated at the character Mark Twain in this episode that she's really fired up against doing the podcast. The result is a cranky Doctor and Mike's bad immitations of an actor doing a bad immitation of Samuel Clemons. BONUS EPISODE! At the end of the episode (1:20 mark) there's a 10...

Duration:01:34:10